Aug 20, 2008
I was going to put up a large post about all the issues in the league right now, and there are plenty, but I think my time is better spent updating my “Good Vibes/Bad Vibes” article so I can do that comprehensively. I hope to have that up late tonight, or at the latest early tomorrow.
Just a quick post to make a case for 49er rookie WR Josh Morgan. I didn’t expect him to be a serious factor two months ago, but we have been on this guy from the jump as soon as he started excelling in the preseason.
We know what he’s done in the preseason, but there are several things jumping out regarding Morgan right now.
- It’s a new offensive coordinator, of course, and Mike Martz has no allegiance to any of their receivers, other than Isaac Bruce. Morgan is one of his guys, since he always has a large input on the drafts he’s involved in. In fact, if Martz retired from coaching, I think he’d be a great draft/rookie analyst and scout.
- The 49ers only signed Bryant Johnson to a one-year deal, so they have very little allegiance to him. Maybe if they did a long-term deal with him they’d feel compelled to play him, but that’s not the case.
- Morgan has been starting in Johnson’s spot while Johnson’s missed a lot of time this summer (another reason to like Morgan). That spot just so happens to be the #1 WR spot in this offense, Torry Holt’s old spot. So Josh Morgan might open up the season as the #1 WR for Mike Martz. Do you need any more convincing?
- The likely starting QB, J.T. O’Sullivan, is also new to the team, and he has no loyalties. He’s looking to build chemistry with someone, and guess who he’s been going to this summer?
We’re thinking Morgan is worth even a 12th or 13th round pick. I hate to say it because it may jinx him, but he’s really standing out as this year’s Marques Colston circa 2006.
I’m freaking begging you over here; draft Josh Morgan.